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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

January 1970 Archives

‘Anty Christ’ at the Smithsonian

posted by Mark Herringshaw

‘Anty Christ’ at the Smithsonian A Smithsonian museum video of ants crawling on a crucified Christ has triggered a backlash from the head of the Catholic League president Bill Donohue who claims that the artwork is “hate speech.”  “A Fire […]

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Christmas and the Myth of “Pure” Reason

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Christmas is upon us, with gifts – and the economic boon that results – feasts a plenty – and the inevitable weight gain that results – and fanciful tales of the jolly old man in red with his tiny helpers […]

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Korean Crisis and the Peace of God

posted by Mark Herringshaw

South Koreans are calling for revenge today over this week’s deadly North Korean artillery shelling. Tensions remain high amid fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals. China has upped the ante in the conflict by objecting to joint military […]

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Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor had been lobbying for an official national “Thanksgiving Day Holiday” for 15 years. Her requests were finally honored after she wrote to Abraham Lincoln on September 28, 1863, asking him to have the […]

Prayer for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

posted by Mark Herringshaw

North Korea launched a deadly artillery attack Tuesday, firing 100 rounds of artillery at Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak responded saying “enormous retaliation” is needed to stop Pyongyang’s incitement, but international diplomats urgently appealed […]

Gettysburg as Lincoln’s Conversion to Faith

posted by Mark Herringshaw

On November 19, 1863 (147 years ago today) Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, one of the most profound political statements in all of human history. “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new […]

“You Say You Want a Revolution” – Apple, Steve Jobs, the Beatles and Changing Times

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“You Say You Want a Revolution” – Apple, Steve Jobs, the Beatles and Changing Times The long battle between Apple and Abbey Road appears to be over. With 2 of the Fab Four now singing Penny Lane under some distant […]

Semper Fi – A Birthday Prayer for Marines

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! “God we thank you for the brave men and women who have sacrificed and in some cases fought to preserve the gift of freedom you have given us in the United States of America. […]

Indonesian Volcano Erupts Again

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Mount Merapi, the volatile Indonesian volcano has erupted again killing more than 100 people. Today’s blast was the most powerful eruption in more than a century. Dozens of bodies were found today after searing gas avalanched down on villages below […]

All Saints Day – Hope in the Teeth of Death

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is “All Saints Day,” following last night, “Halloween” or “All Hallows Eve.” What we call “Halloween” has its origin in an ancient Celtic festival to remember the dead called “Samhain.” By the 800s the Celts had become Christian and […]

Previous Posts

A Prayer to Grow Old Gracefully, Fruitfully, and Strong
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;     they will remain vital and green. (Psalm 92:14) I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you ...

posted 1:47:16pm Jul. 28, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Hospitality
And everyone who has given up houses...for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. (Mark 19:29) Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. (1 Peter 4:9) "Anyone who ...

posted 3:11:45pm Jul. 24, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Blind and Deaf and Dumb Church-Goers
Who is as blind as my own people, my servant?     Who is as deaf as my messenger? Who is as blind as my chosen people,     the servant of the Lord? You see and recognize what is right     but refuse to act on it. You hear with ...

posted 11:29:07am Jul. 23, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Tend the Garden of My Soul
Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require ...

posted 12:43:43pm Jul. 22, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Find God's Promises
Search the book of the Lord, and see what he will do... for the Lord has promised this. His Spirit will make it all come true. (Isaiah 34:16 NLT) What do you need today? Hope? A home? Joy? Encouragement? A Miracle? Healing? ...

posted 10:02:10am Jul. 20, 2015 | read full post »

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